Friday, March 31, 2006

THROUGH 0300Z APRIL 1, 2006.

Visible imagery through late afternoon showed a long narrow smoke plume
originating from a fire in central Pasco County of west central Florida
and spreading to the northwest over the Gulf of Mexico. The smoke
was moderately dense close to the source then thinned out as it moved
out across the Gulf of Mexico. The smoke plume stretched more than 130
miles from the fire. Several fires in the Bahamas were emitting thin to
moderately dense smoke plumes which were moving westward in the general
direction of southern Florida.

Northern Florida/Southern Georgia:
A cluster of fires across Gadsden and Jefferson Counties of northern
Florida along with Decatur, Grady, Thomas, and Brooks Counties of southern
Georgia were responsible for several relatively thin small smoke plumes
that were moving in a northward direction into southwestern and south
central Georgia.

New Jersey:
An area of thin smoke was observed spreading northeastward from a fire
located close to the Burlington/Ocean County border region of central
New Jersey.



Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.